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What is CookieCuller?

It is an extended and enhanced version of the Firefox Cookie Manager (version 2).

What is extended?

CookieCuller copies the Cookie Manager dialog and adds a simple filter/deletion system to it. You can designate cookies as "protected" and can manually delete all other cookies or have CookieCuller delete "unprotected" cookies on browser startup.

What is enhanced?

You can quickly access CookieCuller by simply clicking on the optional custom toolbar icon or added Tools menu item.

How do I enable or disable the automatic deletion of "unprotected" cookies on startup?

Click "Tools->Add-ons" to open the Add-ons Manager. Click on the "Extensions" tab. Select CookieCuller in the list. Click the "Options" button. Check or uncheck the option as desired and click OK.

For older and other Mozilla browsers (if compatible), type chrome://cookieculler/content/CookieCullerOptions.xul into the location bar and hit Enter. Check or uncheck the options as desired and click OK.

I've installed CookieCuller but how do I add the toolbar icon to my toolbar in Firefox?

Right Click on any toolbar icon and select "Customize". Drag the CookieCuller icon to a position on the toolbar where you wish it to be placed.

I don't see the CookieCuller icon in the toolbar icon list.

First make sure it's been correctly installed. In Firefox, open the Add-ons Manager. CookieCuller should be listed as an extension and be enabled. If it's not listed then you probably need to reinstall.

I used the built-in Cookie Manager in Firefox and was able to delete my protected cookies. What's up?

The built-in Cookie Manager has no support for the cookie protection system created for CookieCuller. I didn't add it to the built-in Cookie Manager because I wanted to create an Extension, not a total replacement.

I enabled the deletion of cookies on exit in Firefox's Clear History settings and all my cookies were deleted, even the ones I had marked protected in CookieCuller. What's up?

CookieCuller works independently of Firefox's Clear History feature. If I could safely override the cookie Clear History feature, believe me, I would. Instead, you need to disable the clearing of cookies in the Clear History settings and enable CookieCuller's automatic deletion of unprotected cookies option (see above).

I protected a cookie but it disappeared. Or my unprotected cookies weren't deleted. What happened?

It's possible that the cookie expired. The cookie could have also been a Session cookie. Session cookies only last as long as the web session lasts. Cookies can also be deleted by their host. All these types of cookies can be deleted no matter what their protection status is. CookieCuller can also have strange interactions with profile managers or other extensions. Try disabling all other extensions to see if that resolves the issue. CookieCuller is very compact and very specific about what it does. It's very unlikely to cause other extensions to misbehave. If you find issues with it and another extension, I recommend contacting the other extension author first.

I checked the "Don't allow sites that set removed cookies to set future cookies" checkbox, deleted some cookies, unchecked the box, deleted some more cookies then clicked OK. But when I looked at the Exceptions list, those cookies I first deleted weren't listed. What happened?

Deleted cookies are only added to the Exceptions list when the "Don't allow sites..." checkbox is checked and the OK button is clicked. This means that even if the checkbox is unchecked when you delete cookies, as long as it is checked when you click OK, any deleted cookies will be added to the Exception list. This is how the original built-in Cookie Manager works. So that's how CookieCuller works in order to stay consistent. I might consider changing this behavior when/if I update the UI.

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